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September 11, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Fall Out Boy will mix it up at Washington State Fair | Concert preview

The music menu at the Washington State Fair isn’t all country.

Buoyed by its hit “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ’Em Up),” from the 2013 album “Save Rock and Roll,” early 2000s emo heroes Fall Out Boy (pictured) appear Friday, Sept. 12.

Hailing originally from the Chicago area, Fall Out Boy began as a punk-influenced pop band formed by bassist Pete Wentz and guitarist Joe Trohman, young veterans of the local hard-core scene. The band currently includes drummer Andy Hurley and high-powered singer-guitarist Patrick Stump.

The group’s breakthrough came in 2005 with the million-selling sophomore album “From Under the Cork Tree” and its two singles, “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” and “Dance, Dance.” More hits with infectious choruses came in 2007 with “Infinity on High,” among them “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and “thnks fr th Mmrs.” A hiatus came in 2009 after a period of tepid sales.

Launching Fall Out Boy’s still-unnamed upcoming album is the single “Centuries,” featuring a hook (sung by LOLO) from “Tom’s Diner,” the Suzanne Vega hit from the 1980s.

New Politics, a pop, punk and electronic dance music band from Copenhagen, Denmark, opens the show.

Fall Out Boy, New Politics

7:30 p.m. Friday, Washington State Fair, 110th Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $45-$55 (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).

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